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Master Class with Bill Evans

  • Firehouse Arts & Events Center 1314 Harris Avenue Bellingham, WA, 98225 United States (map)

12:00-1:30 PM - Bartenieff Fundamentals (open to all levels)

An exploration of the core movements that underlie all human experience. How to tune into sensation and and feeling and learn from the body's wisdom.

1:30-3:00 PM - Evans Somatic Dance Technique (int/adv)

An investigation of several dance etudes Mr. Evans has created to explore embodiment, articulation, three-dimensional access to the kinesphere, musicality and expressivity.

Join Bellingham Repertory Dance for a two-part master class with Bill Evans on Sunday, October 20. Part one will focus on Bartenieff Fundamentals (open to all levels) from 12:00-1:30 PM and part two will explore the Evans Somatic Dance Technique (int/adv) from 1:30-3:00 PM. Come to move your body and learn from a distinguished dance educator!

Single class: $10 students / $15 general

Full workshop: $15 students / $25 general

(Note: BRD class cards not accepted)

Bill Evans was a resident of Seattle from 1976 through 1983. He directed the Bill Evans Dance Company and School on Capital Hill. At that time, BEDCO was the fifth largest performing arts organization in the state. In September 2018 he returned to Washington, and now lives permanently in Port Townsend. He is distinguished professor emeritus at the University of New Mexico and professor emeritus at the College at Brockport, SUNY. He founded the Bill Evans Dance Company in 1975, the Bill Evans Summer Institute of Dance in 1977 and the Certification Program in Evans Dance Technique and Pedagogy in 2001. He founded the Somatic Dance Conference and Performance Festival in 2013 and the Evans Somatic Dance Institute in 2017. He is a CMA and CLMA and holds an honorary doctorate from Cornish College of the Arts. He danced, choreographed and served as artistic coordinator with Repertory Dance Theatre from 1967 through 74. The Bill Evans Dance Company celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2014. It has appeared in all 50 states, throughout Mexico and Canada, and in 24 other countries. BEDCO has appeared at the American Dance Festival, the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival and many international festivals.

Earlier Event: September 29
BRD Jazz Class Fundraiser
Later Event: October 29
MOD Pizza Fundraiser for BRD